Kate Robbins sheds some light on an oft stigmatized condition.SINCE I WAS IN MY EARLY TEENS, I’ve made most of my decisions based on two factors:A deep desire to travelAn often debilitating depressionI’ve been lucky enough to visit 18 countries through various means: study, research, work, and travel.
Graig Graziosi reflects on coming of age in a Mexican party town.THE MORNING OF MY 21ST BIRTHDAY, I woke on a plywood bunk with three other guys. This wasn’t unusual. They were fellow workers at the mission where I was volunteering. I was the oldest, as well as the most senior of the staff. This was my second birthday spent in the slum of El Florido, Mexico, on the east side of Tijuana.
After a few weeks blending in with tourists in London, Josh Heller passes through New York City on his way back to LA.RETURNING HOME, I spent a few days with old friends that I hadn’t seen since I’d last lived there.I jumped between late-breakfasts, and espressos, and brunches, and beers, and late-lunches, and overpriced cocktails, and dinners, and house parties in neighborhoods that I’d never really spent time in before.
Host country Costa Rica is looking to rock at this year’s World Surfing Games. To do so, they’ll have to beat a 40-country field, including a dominant Australian team.THE INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION (ISA) World Surfing Games will be held this year in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica from August 1st to 8th.
No Cascade billboards for you.DRIVING THROUGH THE Chicago area last month, I saw half a dozen billboards advertising “Pure Michigan,” with a picture of a guy kayaking towards a rock spire sticking out of what I guess is either Lake Michigan or Lake Huron. It’s an impressive shot, and I’ll admit it shifted my impression of a state most often associated with Detroit’s urban decay.
Maggie Soladay finds connection with her fellow subway riders by documenting the daily crush of humanity on the trains that snake their way undergound in NYC. She dedicates this photography project to her brother Mike, who was killed by a drunk driver.When I moved to NYC in 2002, I wanted to document the thousands of diverse faces and people I see in transit every day, but it’s not easy to find an unthreatening way to take photos.